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Baratza Virtuoso - Dave Mclennan's Review
Posted: October 6, 2011, 4:03am
review rating: 1.8
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Arrow The Baratza Virtuoso has 62 Reviews
Arrow The Baratza Virtuoso has been rated 7.22 overall by our member reviewers
Arrow This product has been in our review database since February 20, 2006.
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These are some of the best-written reviews for this product, as judged by our members.
Name Ranking
Eero Simoncelli 9.08
Gone Gone 9.00
Aubrei Merrill 9.00
Joel Bristol 9.00
Yves Feder 8.83

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Ratings and Stats Overall Rating: 4.0
Manufacturer: Baratza Quality: 5
Average Price: $229.00 Usability: 3
Price Paid: $155.00 Cost vs. Value 2
Where Bought: craigslist Aesthetics 6
Owned for: 6 months Overall 4
Writer's Expertise: Pro Barista Would Buy Again: No
Similar Items Owned: lelit pl53, rocky
Bottom Line: IF YOU HAVE 300$ FOR A GRINDER  THE LELIT PL53 IS THE ONLY ONE TO GET  FOR ME IT MATCHES 500$ AND UP GRINDERS ANY DAY
Positive Product Points

not  expensive

Negative Product Points

felt cheaply made, could not get good grind for expresso [have a ellimatic]  and a expobar,

Detailed Commentary

i like 2 or 4 kinds of beans depending on my mood, company that visiting, etc so i have diffent grinders for different beans and sometime decaff to  so i bought the virtuoso   PLayed with it long time  just not a good grinder for espresso,  [if you have got anythng above A SYLVIA,  I GOING TO SELL TO A FRIEND WHO ISSTARTING OUT WITH A LELIT BASE MODEL ESPRESSO MACHINE, BUT I DONT THINK  it will work for the lelit either [there great little machines, i have had shots that tasted better than the sylvia,]    the grinders this company makes [below the vario] are for drip machines in my view,   ive got a lelit pl53 pAID 300$  AND IT competes with my pasquine moka any day, in fact i use the lelit 90% of the time, its stepless  and ive got her DIALED IN, PERFECTLY,    im moving up to a to a  ISOMAC  this year and im sure the LELIT 53 WILL BE FINE, MY PASQUINI MOKA IS 640$ NEW   AND i wont use it over the leit with the ISOMAC,  ILL TRY IT OF COURSE,    if you have got 300$ try the lelit pl53 [not the 43]     ive tried my friends 1000$ mazzer, against my lelit, and did noticed a differance after an aFTERNOON OF PLAYING WITH THE MACHINES,   but it was  not 700$ better in my opinion,  no for me the virtuso was a waste of time and money for espresso grinding,  if you want to stay with that co. at least get the vario, for espresso, or it will COST YOU,    HAPPY SHOT PULLING

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